You’re Beautiful When You Smile
Chapter 71 Part 3
It was already 10 pm when the team arrived back to base.
Tong Yao had slept all the way back on the bus after stuffing herself at dinner. Little Fatty had to wake her when the bus came to a stop in front of the base. She took the jacket off her head and looked around in confusion. “......Where’s our captain?”
Xiao Rui: “All you know is to look for your daddy the moment you open your eyes.”
Tong Yao blushed: “Hey.”
Little Fatty: “Cheng Ge’s gone to buy cigarettes.”
Tong Yao mumbled: “Oh. Didn’t he quit smoking already.” She got up from her seat and took a step. The sharp pain in her right heel reminded her that she had forgotten to have the bus stop at the drugstore to buy some bandages.
Tong Yao jumped off the bus, walked into base, and kicked off her shoes. “Little Fatty, call our captain for me and ask him to buy some bandages for me-- --”
Little Fatty, without much expression on his face, lifted up Lu Sicheng’s jacket from his arms. Lu Sicheng’s cell phone was in his jacket.
Tong Yao: “......Damn, I’ll go buy it myself later.”
She irritatedly threw her backpack on her seat. Her cat, Dabing, was sleeping on Lu Sicheng’s chair. Tong Yao buried her face into said cat’s tummy. Dabing’s tummy felt a little wet, but she figured the cat might have gotten itself wet while drinking water-- --
She got up and turned on her computer. Then she glanced at Lu Sicheng’s desk and casually asked Little Fatty: “Hey, Little Fatty, why are there only two goldfish left in Cheng Ge’s fishbowl?”
Didn’t he always take good care of his fish?
Didn’t he refuse to let any accident happen to the fish?
Didn’t he always remember to change the water for the fish even if he himself was dying of thirst?
“It can’t be.” Little Fatty replied from afar: “There were still 3 before we left this afternoon.”
Tong Yao: “That can’t be right. Come and see for yourself. There are exactly-- --”
Tong Yao: “......”
Tong Yao abruptly stopped talking.
She lowered her head, as if she had suddenly understood something, and looked at the cat that was lazily lying on Lu Sicheng’s chair. She picked up the fat cat and got close enough to smell it’s mouth-- --The fish smell was so strong that she began to panic and almost threw up the lobster in her stomach!
Without delay, Tong Yao used her uniform to wipe the cat’s mouth and scooped it into her arms. She rushed with the cat upstairs to her own room and threw the cat onto her bed then turned around and closed the door behind her-- --
Just as she heard the click of the door, someone came into the base.
Lu Sicheng walked in carrying a bag from the supermarket. Before he could take off his shoes, he saw a silhouette dash down from the second floor like a whirlwind. He paused and raised the bag in his hand: “Shorty, your band-- --”
Before he could finish his sentence, said silhouette rushed into his arms with both arms stretched wide open in a passionate embrace that he had never seen before!
Lu Sicheng: “......”
Lu Sicheng used one of his big hands to cover Tong Yao’s face and push her away from him: “What’s going on?”
Tong Yao took her hands off him and stepped back: “Come to think of it, I haven’t really properly thanked our captain for the education you gave me. You’re like my second parent…… Our captain is kind and benevolent. His heart is as soft as a buddha. He loves all living things on the earth, honors the laws of nature, and respects the food chain that the strong prey on the weak. He never makes unreasonable demands or complaints-- --”
Lu Sicheng: “Tong Yao.”
Tong Yao: “......”
Lu Sicheng: “Don’t beat around the bush.”
Tong Yao: “My cat, according to the laws of nature, ate your fish.”
She had just came back from a freezing hell.
Now, she had a hunch that she was on the road back again.
Translated by Team DHH at http://dhh-workshop.blogspot.com.